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botanical name:
Monarda 'Scorpion'
Monarda 'Scorpion' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bergamot
synonyms:  Monarda 'Scorpio'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.40m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Strong growing cultivar with erect dark mahogany stems and deep green leaves. Bright reddish purple flowers with dark bracts, in whorls around the stems, in early summer.

Moist, well drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or very light dappled shade. Ovoid drying out in summer but also dislikes excessive wet in winter.
Mildew resistant.

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